Parker and I had been talking about how to celebrate our 10 year anniversary for about four months and we had decided to spend two days in Williamsburg, Virginia. We were excited but also a little deflated because we have never gone on a vacation just the two of us and, over the last ten years, had hoped that by this time in our marriage we'd be able to get away. Well, after some influence by my dear friend Mikaela, I decided I wanted to splurge and go somewhere fun. I told Parker I was thinking we could spend a little more than Williamsburg and he was SO excited! He told me he wanted to plan it and surprise me. If you know me at all you know I hate spending money and if you know Parker at all you know he loves researching, analyzing, and finding good deals so I gave him the go ahead (after doing our budget and figuring out how much we could reasonably spend). He has been working SO hard on this trip, spending hours and hours on the internet trying to make it the perfect trip and...guess what? IT TOTALLY WAS! All his hard work paid off because it was incredible. He told me the night before that we were going to Cancun, Mexico and staying at La Amada, or the Beloved Hotel, which was a 5 star luxury resort far away from the hotel zone which I would not have wanted to stay in.
We flew to Atlanta then on to Cancun. When we landed Parker had, of course, already booked a shuttle service to take us to the hotel which I am so glad because when you get off the plane you get SWARMED with people trying to offer their services and we got it way cheaper because Parker had planned ahead. The drive to the hotel was brutal. The roads there are TERRIBLE, pot holes everywhere and people drive so fast swerving in and out of unmarked lanes, it was crazy and I was already a little sick from the plane so I got pretty car sick.
When we got to the hotel I was just in awe, it was beautiful. I forgot to get a picture of the lobby but it is gorgeous and the whole place has this amazing eucalyptus type smell that is heavenly and so relaxing. Here's the link to see more pics: http://www.belovedhotels.com/.
We got a free upgrade to a room with a patio and pool in the back...